AO Spine NA Principles and Treatment of Spinal Disorders for Residents

Develop skills and knowledge of AO principles as applied to spine injuries and some basic spinal disorders.

Multiple dates and locations available.

Description

AO Spine North America Principles courses address the additional training needs and practice gaps of orthopedic and neurological spine residents. Expert teaching faculty from both surgical fields will instruct participants in the AO Principles of fracture management as applied to spine injuries and some basic spinal disorders.

All participants are encouraged to bring HIPAA-compliant cases for discussion to maximize their experience at the course.

Learning will be delivered through

  • Small group discussions
  • Hands-on practical exercises with a participant-to-faculty ratio of 3:1
  • Case-based discussions

 

Directly provided by AO North America.

  • Learning objectives
    Upon completion of this event, participants will be able to
    Perform a complete neurological assessment and identify potentially unstable spinal injuries
    Order appropriate imaging
    Classify the injury according to fracture morphology, instability, and neurological status
    Describe the best operative and non-operative treatment option for each patient based upon the available evidence
    Reduce / Decompress / Stabilize appropriately
    Demonstrate basic knowledge of the principles of bone and soft tissue healing
    Identify anatomic and biomechanical issues in a spinal fixation
    Collaborate in the rehabilitation plan for the patient
    Identify and manage post-injury and post-operative complications
    Apply psychomotor skills developed during practical exercises into surgical practice

  • Who should attend

    Enrollment is limited to orthopedic and neurological surgery residents.

Event calendar

Course/Event Date Location Register 
Principles and Treatment of Spinal Disorders for Residents Aug 19-20, 2022 Toronto, Ontario Register
Principles and Treatment of Spinal Disorders for Residents Oct 28-28, 2022 Redondo Beach, California Register
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